Wednesday, December 05, 2007

U.S. and Israel vs. Iran: Now What?

Coincidentally, I finished reading Dr. Trita Parsi’s Treacherous Alliance - The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the U.S. last Monday, the same day that the National Intelligence Estimate regarding Iran’s cessation of a nuclear weapons program in 2003 was released to the public.

I first learned of Parsi and his must-read book on October 11th. I ordered it right away and it has taken me almost two months to slowly and carefully read it. It’s 284 pages long, carefully footnoted, and Appendix A sets forth Iran’s May 2003 negotiation proposal to the U.S. which was summarily rejected.
For those who are involved in their own “Iran Watch,” this book is indispensable. It explains why Bush insists Iran remains a threat despite arms data and Israel believes Iran has restarted nuclear arms work.

(book cover: Yale University Press, Dr. Trita Parsi, The Washington Note)

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